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Lincoln's Sparrow, Melospiza lincolnii gracilis, 5.75 in. / 14.6 cm. COMMON in the West in damp, brushy areas in sunny clearings, thickets, bog edges and grassy patches around brush and trees near water. A California coastal race bird found along the road. Handheld.

Arnold Road on the Oxnard Plains, Oxnard, Ventura County, California.

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Tags:   Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii Birds of Ventura County Birds of California. Passerellidae New World Buntings and Sparrows ©bryanjsmith

N 10 B 846 C 8 E Aug 25, 2013 F Jan 25, 2014
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Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Aimophila ruficeps rupicola, 6 in. / 15.24 cm. UNCOMMON on arid, rocky hillsides with patches of shrubs and grass. Handheld.

Montosa Canyon, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, United States.

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Tags:   Rufous-crowned Sparrow Aimophila ruficeps Birds of Arizona Passerellidae New World Buntings and Sparrows ©bryanjsmith

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House Sparrow, Passer domesticus, 6.25 in. / 15.88 cm. COMMON and widespread, introduced from Europe in the mid-1800s. COMMON and widespread. Ubiquitous in cities, towns, parking lots and farms. Nests in any sheltered cavity from birdhouses to streetlights to crevices in buildings. Handheld.

Himmel Park, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, United States

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Tags:   House Sparrow Birds of Arizona Passer domesticus Passeridae Old World Sparrows ©bryanjsmith

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Vegetarian Finch, Pinzón Vegetariano, Camarhynchus crassirostris, 16 cm. UNCOMMON resident generally found in transition zones, humid and arid zones. Eating veggies in the highlands. Reclassified to Thraupidae (Tanagers and Allies) in 2015. Note the partial missing middle digit on the right foot.

Isla San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

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Tags:   Darwin's Finches Vegetarian Finch Tanagers and Allies Platyspiza crassirostris Thraupidae Birds of The Galapagos Birds of Ecuador ©bryanjsmith

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Male Vegetarian Finch, Camarhynchus crassirostris, 16 cm. / 6.3 in. UNCOMMON resident. Reclassified to Thraupidae in 2015.

San Cristobal (Chatham) Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.

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Tags:   Darwin's Finches Vegetarian Finch Camarhynchus crassirostris Thraupidae Tanagers Allies Birds of The Galapagos Birds of Ecuador ©bryanjsmith


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